School of Economics

Teaching and Learning in 2021-22

Key information for new and continuing undergraduate and postgraduate taught students at the School of Economics in the 2021/22 academic year.

If you are a student on a joint degree programme or are planning to take courses in other Schools please ensure you refer to the latest information in that School. The information below is specific to the School of Economics.

Here in the School of Economics, our plan is to deliver a mix of in-person and digital teaching for academic year 21-22, with the expectation that all students will be in Edinburgh.

It is very likely that physical distancing measures will still apply when the academic year starts in September 2021, and we are planning on this basis.

Work is underway to determine which rooms will be available for learning and teaching activity and what their capacities will be. However, we expect that Covid restrictions will limit our on-campus in-person teaching to small groups. It is likely that larger classes (many lectures, for example) and labs for econometrics courses will be held online. We hope to be able to run the tutorials for all Economics courses on-campus and in-person, but we will offer online tutorial sessions for those students who are required to self-isolate at any point during a semester.  

The total amount of in-person, on-campus teaching you receive next academic year may vary depending on your programme of study, because partner Schools may make different choices in relation to the mix of in-person and online delivery.

We appreciate that this information is not very detailed, but hope it provides an insight into what you can expect next academic year. We will share more information with you as soon as we can. 

Please be assured that your safety and that of our staff remain paramount as is central to our planning. We continue to monitor government guidance on Covid-19 prevention measures and we’ll adjust our 2021-22 plans in response to any relevant changes.